Scorpaena porcus Linnaeus, 1758
Black scorpionfish
photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  40.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 870.0 g
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 800 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: British Isles to the Azores, and the Canary Islands, including Morocco, the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.
Biology:  Solitary and sedentary. Common among rocks and algae. Feeds on small fishes (gobies, blennies), crustaceans and other invertebrates (Ref. 4570).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 July 2014 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
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Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 24.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 02.05.16
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.08.94

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